How to apply

Our standard International Foundation Programme (IFP) has entry points in September and January.

For both entry points there is the option of joining our campus-based IFP or studying remotely on our IFP Online.

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Applications may be made through UCAS, or directly to the International Foundation Programme at the University of Reading. You should only apply through one route.

Applying directly

Candidates for the IFP can apply through our online application service. The online service allows you to complete your application form and attach electronic copies of your academic transcripts, English language certificates and other supporting documents. Please find links to the online form for each of the available intakes below:

IFP September 2022 entry

IFP January 2022 entry

IFP Online September 2022 entry

IFP Online January 2022 entry

If you are unable to apply online, you can request a paper application form by telephoning +44 (0) 118 378 8372 or emailing ifpadmissions@reading.ac.uk

Applying through UCAS

Our 4-year undergraduate degrees with integrated foundation year can only be applied to through UCAS. Follow the course links below, or go directly to our How to apply page and select the UCAS link in the Undergraduate Courses section. You can also apply for the IFP through UCAS. If you apply through UCAS you must follow the UCAS procedures and use the following UCAS course codes for the University of Reading:

International Foundation Programme (IFP) - September N1Q3

International Foundation Programme (IFP) - January Q3N1

International Foundation Programme (Online) - September NQ15

International Foundation Programme (Online) - January Q3N2

BA Economics with International Foundation Year - September Entry L1F1

BA Economics with International Foundation Year - January Entry L1F2

LLB Law with International Foundation Year for international students M1Q3

BA Museum Studies and Archaeology with International Foundation Year - September Entry PV18

BA Museum Studies and Archaeology with International Foundation Year - January Entry PV19

BA Politics and International Relations with International Foundation Year - September Entry L257

BA Politics and International Relations with International Foundation Year - January Entry L256

BEng Architectural Engineering with International Foundation Year - September Entry K251

BSc Agricultural Business Management with International Foundation Year - September Entry D4N3

BSc Agricultural Business Management with International Foundation Year - January Entry D4N4

BSc Agriculture with International Foundation Year - September Entry D403

BSc Architecture with International Foundation Year - September Entry K101

BSc Building Surveying with International Foundation Year - September Entry K231

BSc Building Surveying with International Foundation Year - January Entry K232

BSc Construction Management and Surveying with International Foundation Year - September Entry K291

BSc Construction Management and Surveying with International Foundation Year - January Entry K292

BSc Construction Management with International Foundation Year - September Entry K221

BSc Construction Management with International Foundation Year - January Entry K222

BSc Consumer Behaviour and Marketing with International Foundation Year - September Entry CN86

BSc Consumer Behaviour and Marketing with International Foundation Year - January Entry CN87

BSc Economics and Finance with International Foundation Year - September Entry LN14

BSc Economics and Finance with International Foundation Year - January Entry LN15

BSc Environmental Science with International Foundation Year - September Entry F850

BSc Food Science with International Foundation Year - September Entry D661

BSc Food Marketing and Business Economics with International Foundation Year - September Entry DL62

BSc Food Marketing and Business Economics with International Foundation Year - January Entry DL63

BSc Mathematics with International Foundation Year - September Entry G102

BSc Mathematics with Finance and Investment Banking with International Foundation Year - September Entry GN13

BSc Meteorology and Climate with International Foundation Year - September Entry F792

BSc Psychology with International Foundation Year - September Entry C803

BSc Quantity Surveying with International Foundation Year - September Entry K241

BSc Quantity Surveying with International Foundation Year - January Entry K242

Visas

You may need to apply for a visa before you come to study at Reading. For more information on visas please visit the government webpages (https://www.gov.uk/tier-4-general-visa/overview). If you need help with your application we have an immigration advice team who will be happy to help. They can be contacted via immigration@reading.ac.uk

You can also access our list of Frequently Asked Questions at FAQS for answers to general immigration queries.

You are strongly advised to apply for your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) and apply for your visa in good time. You can apply for a visa up to 3 months in advance of your intended date of travel to the UK.

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